Week of 4/13 to 4/19

Virtual Learning Meetings are this week  Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm.

You must be logged in to your school account (Dearborn Schools).
In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com.
Click Join a meeting.
Enter a meeting nickname.( The nickname was shared with you on Google Classroom)


  1. You will be assigned 2 Freckle articles per week.  Must be completed by Friday. 
  2. Razkids.com- I passed out usernames and passwords last Wednesday.  If you don’t have it please contact me. Everyday you have to read the books assigned and answer the questions at the end.  Write down the questions and answers in your reading response notebooks.  You must be doing the writing response as well.  Teacher’s username for razkids is frida0.
  3. Reading logs: Please read 40 minutes every day from your library book and write a summary on google classroom.  Must be in your own words. 


  1. You will watch a video per lesson. The lessons are posted below.
  2.  Then go on zearn.org and complete the module 5 lesson 16 on Monday.  
  3. Then complete succeed book lessons.  
  4. Take pictures of completed assignments and send to me through remind or my email.

Monday: Module 5 lesson 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WNiUrlqGro

Tuesday Module 5 lesson 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EqKJWqbufw

Wednesday: Module 5 lesson 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU05P4_aIIU&t=94s

Thursday: Module 5 lesson 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZpI5h6iDXc

Friday: Module 5 lesson 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNxLRwPgxk


Social Studies:

(What is due this week in ss? You will be completing research to write and create a visual representation of the Boston Massacre. You will follow the rubric to include all necessary components for BOTH parts)

America’s Revolution

  1. Start by watching the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI9ZvG8RuRI to understand the Boston Massacre and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6uIC7Q5k-8 to understand the Boston Tea Party.

Read https://www.ducksters.com/history/boston_tea_party.php

  • The Boston Tea Party Project

Part I:

Read the information below about the Boston Tea Party.  You will then make a newspaper article from either the modern time period or the past explaining in an article the 5 W’s of history (Who was involved; What happened; When did the events occur; Where did this happen; Why did it happen).  Please be sure to write the article in your own words and maintain the TENSE in which you are writing (past or present).  The article must have 250 words or more.  Use at least 5 social studies vocabulary words. 

Grading Rubric for Article (you are NOT aging this assignment*)

IncludeA:  5 pointsB: 4 PointsC: 3 PointsD: 2 Points
Vocabulary5+ vocabulary words, used properly and underlined4 vocabulary words, used properly and underlined3 vocabulary words, used properly and underlined2 or less vocabulary words, used properly and underlined
Length1+ pages¾ page½ page>1/2 page
Sentence FluencyNo grammatical errorsA few grammatical errorsSome grammatical errorsMany grammatical errors

                                                                                                    /15 Points

Part II

Create by drawing, painting or using any other artistic expression a depiction of the events of the Boston Tea Party.  This grade will be based on effort.  Please no stick figures.  If this is a weak skill for you then you can create a diorama of the event using clay or figurines. You need to be creative, use your imagination, and apply some effort. Please be sure to use color. You will take a picture of your creation and send it to your teacher’s email address.

IncludeA:  5 pointsB: 4 PointsC: 3 PointsD: 2 Points
RealisticSubjective:  Does the visual clearly depict the event?Somewhat depicts the event.Has some similar characteristics.Has little or no similarities to the events of the Boston Tea Party.
ColorFully Colored¾ Colored½ colored>1/2 colored
NeatnessVery neatSomewhat neatSloppyVery sloppy/ unrecognizable
Timeliness:On Time1 Day late2 Days Late3 Days Late

                                                                                                              /20 points

Boston Tea Party Information

It was another cold December night in Boston. The three British ships the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver were sitting in Boston harbor, their holds full of tea that wasn’t being unloaded because the angry residents of Boston were threatened not to buy or use the tea.

The anger was directed at the government of Great Britain, which at that time had passed the Tea Act, a law that almost guaranteed that the American colonists would buy tea from the East India Company. Why? Because the law lowered the price on tea that the East India Company so much that it was the cheapest tea around. In fact, it was way below the price charged by other tea companies. Most American colonists, looking for ways to cut costs and save money, would choose a cheaper tea over a more expensive tea any day.

Why did this law come about? Well, the East India Company wasn’t doing so well and the British government wanted to help the company get back on its feet.

Other tea companies weren’t happy about the Tea Act, of course, but the American colonists viewed it as another example of “taxation without representation”: In effect, the Tea Act was putting a tax on tea sold by companies other than the East India Company. As with the Stamp Act and other unpopular taxes, they were all voted in by Parliament, which was thousands of miles away, and the American colonists had no way to influence the law or speak out against it while it was being debated in government.

So the colonists were angry. They wanted to do something else to let the British know about the unhappiness that the Tea Act was causing. Some people wanted to keep things nonviolent; others wanted bloodshed. The result was somewhere in the middle.

A group of colonists determined to make things change was the Sons of Liberty. Led by such impassioned patriots as Samuel Adams and John Hancock, the Sons of Liberty had secret meetings at which they discussed how best to get their message across to Great Britain, that the American people wanted more of a role in governing themselves.

Christmas was approaching in the year 1773, and the colonists faced another year of unopposed and unrepresentative taxes. The Sons of Liberty decided to take action.

Donning disguises that made them look like they were Native Americans (remember seeing that in the Liberty’s Kids episode?), a large group of the Sons of Liberty on December 16 stormed aboard those three unsuspecting British ships and dumped 342 crates full of tea overboard. By any standards, that’s a lot of tea. These crates happened to be jammed full of tea, and so the companies that made that tea lost a lot of money that night.

Because the Sons of Liberty were disguised as Native Americans, they could claim that they were not guilty of dumping the tea. The British government knew better, of course, and grew angrier than ever at what it saw as Americans’ ingratitude. The very next year saw the passage of what came to be called the Intolerable Acts, one of which closed the port of Boston entirely.

The Boston Tea Party was a symbolic act, an example of how far Americans were willing to speak out for their freedom. Two short years later, Americans were willing to give their lives for their freedom, as shots rang out on Lexington Green.

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/bostonteaparty.htm Text is from this website*

Watch the following videos

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c7bswVxuKs
  2. Watch the next 4 Liberty’s Kids episodes (episodes 1-5) on youtube.

SCIENCE: ( For science I have about 15 students who have not turned this in. I am giving those students extra time to complete. ) If you have completed and submitted to google classroom you are fine.


1. Click on the link below to view the generation genius video. Be sure to take notes while you watch to answer the lesson questions below. Watch the video as many times as you need to get all the complete answers you need. Turn in all your answers on one google doc by 4/5


What you will learn from this video

  • An ecosystem is a community of interacting organisms & their environment.
  • Organisms only survive in an ecosystem when their specific needs are met.
  • Newly introduced organisms can throw off the balance of an ecosystem.
  • A healthy ecosystem has many different kinds of organisms.


Define the following words from the video:

  1. Ecosystem 
  2. Botanist 
  3. Nectar 
  4. Rainforest 
  5. Invasive species 
  6. Living Things 
  7. Non-Living Things 
  8. Algae
  9. Terrarium 
  10. Bacteria

Answer the following questions from the video in complete sentences:

  1. What is an ecosystem?
  2. What does a plant or animal need in order to survive in a certain ecosystem?
  3. What is found in a healthy ecosystem?
  4. What might happened if a new organism is introduced to an ecosystem?

Lesson Exit Ticket questions to answer in complete sentence:

  1. List 2 living and 2 non-living things that may be found in a forest ecosystem.
  2. Describe 2 interactions between living things and non-living things in an ecosystem.
  3. Describe how humans can both hurt and help ecosystems.

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